Microsoft released Windows Template Studio 2.0

To help developers create Windows 10 applications faster and easier, Microsoft today officially launched Windows Template Studio 2.0. Although this open source tool did not bring many new features in this update, it can be seen that Microsoft is steadily advancing and improving, mainly in the background.

Windows Template Studio 2.0

With the help of the Visual Studio team, the new version has a significant improvement in the user interface. Developers can quickly locate the Windows Template Studio interface. According to Clint Rutkas, senior technical product manager at Microsoft, “We’ve done a lot of work improving the user interface and being sure we’re fully accessible for all developers. By partnering with the Visual Studio team, we feel the new interface is faster and more approachable. We’ve improved our template updating experience, our actual templates and much more. Our wizard also now detects dark, light and high contrast modes of Visual Studio.

How to get the update

  • Already installed: Visual Studio should auto update the extension. To force an update, Go to Tools->Extensions and Updates. Then go to Update expander on the left, and you should see Windows Template Studio in there, and click “Update.”
  • Not installed:Head to, click “download,” and double click the VSIX installer.